PNC Arts Alive is pleased to present Free Fun in Philly from Phillyfunguide! Whatever your interests, Phillyfunguide is your place for great activities that won’t cost you a dime! Check out the dozens of great things happening every week, from poetry to puppetry, music to theatre, we got you covered!
May 24, 2013
Look for the red, blue, and white balloons along South 4th Street (from Lombard to Queen Street) on the 4th Friday of every month to see who is celebrating along Fabric Row with art, cocktails, and discounts at many stores!
Boutiques, salons, galleries, and shops stay open late offering special artist apperances and BIG SALES! For a list of participants visit http://southstreet.com/news-and-events/, but the ...More
May 24, 2013
Join us every Friday Night! Don’t miss our favorite neighborhood event! Bring the whole family to hear great local bands, enjoy wine tasting by Rose Bank Winery, and relax on ...More
Presented by Vox Populi Gallery
May 25, 2013
Flinching Eye Collective is a group of interdisciplinary media artists who’s body of work, while distinct, concurrently explores sound-based, interactive performances and ...More
May 25, 2013
Rocks, logs, streams, ponds, sunny areas—Where might they be? Let’s go to find out the best place for these most beneficial critters. We shall be on the look out for ...More
May 25, 2013
Explore the Scott Arboretum's plant collections with Arboretum staff. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices ...More
Presented by Historical Society of Montgomery County
May 25, 2013
The public is invited to join the Historical Society of Montgomery County in its Memorial Day Observance at the Historic Montgomery Cemetery, One Hartranft Avenue, West Norriton, ...More
May 26, 2013
The traditional Decoration Day service of the Grand Army Meade Post #1 will be recreated at historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, the site of the first Memorial Day Observance in ...More
May 24-August 30, 2013
The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce and Lambertville Chambers of Commerce presents Friday Night Fireworks, a spectacle of lights over the Delaware River. Orchestrated by ...More
|A Conversation with Jeremy Scahill | Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefied|
Jeremy Scahill is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of the bestselling book Blackwater, about the world’s fastest-growing private army and a powerful player in the War on Terror. A two-time recipient of the George Polk Award and a frequent contributor to the Nation, Scahill is a correspondent for Democracy Now! and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. From Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia, into al Qaeda-held territory in Yemen and beyond,...
|Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library||05/21/13||Philadelphia|
|The Secret Lives of Baked Goods Meet & Greet at Anthropologie|
Popular CakeSpy blogger and self-proclaimed “dessert detective” Jessie Oleson Moore has put her sweet-sleuthing skills to work in her new book "The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories and Recipes for America’s Favorite Desserts", uncovering the fascinating histories behind America’s favorite cakes, pies, confections, and sweets. Come taste one of the recipes from Jessie's new book and get your copy signed.
|Mushmina Boutique Anniversary Party!!|
You're invited to Mushmina's Philadelphia Store Anniversary Party on May 21st at 1540 South Street! We hope you will join us for a festive night of global fashion, food, music, henna and local spirits. After 4 years as a growing fair trade line of Moroccan fashion accessories and one year at our Philadelphia store, we're ready to celebrate! West Philadelphia Orchestra will be projecting our excitement with their Balkan brass beats and Bulgarian singer, Novito Bistro will be providing...
|Writer's Voice Coffeehouse|
Direct from their writing retreat in Silver Bay, New York, Bristol High School students will share their poetry during a Writer’s Voice Coffeehouse. The public is invited to attend; to register for this Grundy Library event or for more information, visit www.grundylibrary.org or call 215.788.7891 ext. 5 or ext. 6.
|Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library||05/21/13||Bristol|
|Oh No He Didn't!: Cheating Songs Karaoke - w/co-host Sebastian!|
With guest host Sebastian, we're doing a night of cheating songs. There's no shortage of them in the world!
|Sing Your Life Karaoke||05/20/13-|
|Lecture: Hilton Als on "Diane Arbus in Manhattan"|
Explore Diane Arbus’s relationship to the city of her birth and death with writer and theater critic for The New Yorker, Hilton Als, whose work is featured in White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart.
|Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)||05/22/13||Philadelphia|
|Art Talk - Triple Play: "Decorative Mysteries"|
Explore 3 artworks in 33 minutes! Triple Play is part conversation, part gallery talk – all informal and fun.
|Philadelphia Museum of Art||05/22/13||Philadelphia|
|Paine's Park Ribbon Cutting|
Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd from 4-6pm, as we cut the ribbon on Paine's Park skatepark and open it to the public!
|Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund||05/22/13||Philadelphia|
|Preserving Your Family Heirlooms: The Keepers|
How do you take care of the accumulated, sentimental family stuff that you really want to keep? Join us when archivist and preservation consultant Kimberly Peach presents, Preserving Your Family Heirlooms. Part lecture and part hands-on, Ms. Peach will, as time allows, conduct personal consultations following her presentation; participants are invited to bring one item for this opportunity. For further information, or to register, call 215.788.7891 ext. 5 or ext....
|Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library||05/22/13||Bristol|
|Vertex Fitness PUMPED|
Join us for an evening of fun, food, music and prizes - all to benefit the Vertex Fitness PUMPED 2013 chosen charities - the Hamels Foundation, Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals and the Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network!
|Vertex Fitness PUMPED||05/22/13||Bryn Mawr|
|Sittin' In, Hosted by the Mini Q's!|
Join Philadelphia's funkiest organ trio for a late night of mash-up Blue Note Groove standards, Sound of Philadelphia classics, contemporary hip hop remixes and soaring, evocative improvisation. Co-founders Ben O'Neill (guitar) and Luke Carlos O'Reilly (organ) are joined by two of Philly's finest musicians, Anwar Marshall (drums) and Korey Riker (tenor saxophone).
|Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts||05/22/13||Philadelphia|
|Quizzo at Queen Sheba|
Quizzo, hosted by Sean Glass. This is no ordinary bar trivia game. Three rounds of nerdtastic fun with your zany host, complete with video intermissions, are sure to leave you feeling both challenged and entertained. Teams of six or less compete for Quizzo Bucks.
|Movie Mania: Storytelling for the Screen (Ages 14+)|
Movie Mania: Storytelling for the Screen (Ages 14+)
|Real Housewife of NJ Teresa Guidice!|
Real Housewife of NJ and Best-selling author Teresa Guidice returns to Penn to sign copies of her latest, "Fabulicious! On the Grill: Teresa's Smoking Hot Backyard Recipes."
|Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq Exhibit May 15-23|
We proudly welcome a genre-defining multi-media exhibit, “Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq,” to the URBN Center May 15-23. The exhibit reveals personal reflections of the war through the eyes of U.S. Marine Corp. Lt. Tim McLaughlin, journalist and author Peter Maass and photographer Gary Knight.
|Drexel University - Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design||05/15/13-|
|Moishe House ARTS Salon|
Moishe House Arts Salon in May features Blown Away, Dupond Dupont, Sasha Aleiner, and more! Come for live music, art installations, home-made desserts, and more!
|Moishe House Philadelphia||05/24/13|
|Live Music at Tavola|
Join us at Tavola for dinner, drinks and FREE LIVE MUSIC featuring Petie & Tony!
|Tavola Restaurant and Bar||05/23/13-|
|BUS STOP's Jumble Sale|
BUS STOP's first ever sidewalk JUMBLE SALE on Friday May 24th 5:30pm-8:30pm!
|Bus Stop Boutique||05/24/13||Philadelphia|
|Saturdays @ Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education|
Count on us for inspiration and fun for the little ones every Saturday morning. The first and third Saturdays are all about exploring nature: we'll study different objects from nature and take a walk in the woods. The second and fourth Saturdays feature read-aloud storytime and old-fashioned games.
|Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education||02/09/13-|
|Brad Carney & Genevieve Coutroubis: Exhibition|
Seeds Gallery is pleased to host this exhibit of Mixed Media Collaborations by Genevieve Coutroubis, with John Karpinski and Johanna Marshall, and Paintings and Drawings by Brad Carney.
|Doylestown 5k Race|
The Doylestown 5K through downtown Doylestown has always been the biggest of the Series races. This year will be no exception. We expect 800+ runners for the race the Saturday before Memorial Day. In addition, there will be a special registration on May 24th at the Lady of Mount Carmel School Gym. Pre-registered runners can also pick up race packets on the 24th. Every pre-registered runner will receive a 5K Race T-shirt. There will be outstanding raffle prizes for the runners. The overall...
|Doylestown Business and Community Alliance||05/24/13-|
|Painting a Healthy City|
Join us at the 2nd Annual Painting a Healthy City - a FREE event open to the public! Painting a Healthy City aims to promote health and wellbeing across Philadelphia by bringing together the powerful forces of public art, community engagement, and health resources. Help paint a mural, pick up healthy tips and tricks, enjoy good food and music, get info on health resources in Philadelphia, create your own art, and be a part of the fun!
|Mural Arts Program, City of Philadelphia||05/25/13||Philadelphia|
|Schuylkill Short Paddles|
Come out and Paddle! PCC Short paddles leave the Philadelphia Canoe Club at 9:30 a.m. and return?by noon. This is a recreational flat water paddle of about two hours on the Schuylkill River, leaving from and returning to Philadelphia Canoe Club.
|Philadelphia Canoe Club||05/25/13||Philadelphia|
|Salvaging New Ideas: Reflections on a Residency Program|
A closing gallery talk with exhibiting artist Mark Gardner, moderated by Executive Director Albert LeCoff. Event is free, RSVP to The Center by calling 215-923-8000.
|Center for Art in Wood||05/25/13||Philadelphia|
|Memorial Flag Dedication|
Elmwood Park Zoo is hosting a Flag Dedication Ceremony on May 26 in honor of the men and women – past, present, and future – who bravely dedicate their service to our country and to the United States Military.
|Elmwood Park Zoo||05/26/13||Norristown|
|Bethany Lutheran College Choral and Handbell Concert|
The choirs of Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN, will be performing at Peace Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 26 at 9:15 a.m. The 70 college musicians will perform selections from Haydn's "Creation" and Bach's "B minor Mass" along with works by Copland, Gibbons, Parry, Stanford, Stainer, Schubert, Distler, and others. The Concert Choir, Mary Martha Singers, Chamber Choir and Handbell Choir are directed by Ann Fredrickson and Dennis Marzolf.
|Peace Ev. Lutheran Church||05/26/13||King of Prussia|
|Let's Dance - A Deathwaltz Tribute To David Bowie|
LET'S DANCE: A Deathwaltz Tribute To David Bowie Deathwaltz To Host Art Show And Concert Honoring David Bowie On Memorial Day Weekend In Philadelphia. David Bowie's music and style has defined multiple generations, and to many, has surpassed the status of mere rock god. Deathwaltz Founder, Justin Berger, thinks it's time to honor the king of style in a truly interactive way. He's bringing out old friends from his Alma Mater, Tyler School Of Art, to show work inspired by David Bowies...
|Deathwaltz Media Group||05/26/13||Philadelphia|
|Open Mike at Irish Times|
Best comedy and music talent in Philly. Admission is free and drink and food specials abound. It's a great time in a great atmosphere in one of the best Irish bars In Phill.
|Mike Dougherty Productions||05/07/12-|
|Memorial Day Observance|
Please join us in honoring the fallen soldiers of the 1776 Winter Campaign at the Revolutionary War Soldiers’ Gravesite behind the Thompson Neely House (located about two miles south of New Hope at the intersection of River and Aquetong Roads). A procession will lead visitors to the Gravesite where commemorative speeches and a musket salute will precede the lowering of the flag to half staff.
|Friends of Washington Crossing Park||05/27/13||Washington Crossing|
|CAA - Piano Lessons (Beginner & Advanced)|
Study the essential elements of music as they relate to the development of piano performance skills. Musical learning includes reading music. Instructed by Dena Underwood.
|West Phila Senior Community Center||05/06/13-|
|CAA - Choir|
|Star Harbor Senior Citizen Center||05/06/13-|
|Memorial Day Tribute|
Join us as we remember America’s heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. The tribute includes a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave site of Major Charles Mc Euen who headed the 6th Union League Regiment in the Civil War, and a ceremonial placing of 13 star flags at the grave sites of Revolutionary War patriots.
|Christ Church Burial Ground||05/27/13||Philadelphia|
|Civil War Museum Open House|
Free guided tours of the Bucks County Civil War Museum and Library. Special exhibit on the 104th PA Volunteer Regiment. Light refreshments.
|Bucks County Civil War Round Table, Inc||05/27/13||Doylestown|
Rev your engines for Shady Brook Farm’s Cruise Night! ALL cruisers are welcome to partcipate or just come and check out all the cars. Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Imports, & Tuners. Trophies Every Week * No Registration Fee
|Shady Brook Farm, Inc.||05/07/13-|
|Input/Output: Photography as Exchange: Jetsonorama|
Input/Output: Photography as Exchange
|Mural Arts Program, City of Philadelphia||05/28/13||Philadelphia|
|Free Skin Cancer Screenings|
The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, offers FREE, full body skin cancer screenings to the public. Participants may receive skin cancer information, sunscreen samples and other giveaways. Screenings are first come, first served. Local volunteer dermatologist Jeffrey Pollock, MD, will conduct the screenings. Please visit SkinCancer.org/Tour for more details.
|The Skin Cancer Foundation||05/28/13||Philadelphia|
|Free Skin Cancer Screenings|
What: The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, offers FREE, full body skin cancer screenings to the public. Participants may receive skin cancer information, sunscreen samples and other giveaways. Screenings are first come, first served. Who: Local volunteer dermatologist Jeffrey Pollock, MD, will conduct the screenings. For More Information: Please visit SkinCancer.org/Tour for more details.
|The Skin Cancer Foundation||05/28/13||Philadelphia|
|Headhouse Colonial Sushi Open Mic|
Tom Monari hosts this great Open Mic event on Lombard Street at the east end of the South Street area.
|South Street Headhouse District||03/06/13-|
|Book Discussion: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain|
Join us on the last Wednesday of each month (except December) for a moderated book discussion. Titles are suggested and chosen by the participants. The May 29th book is Paula McLain's The Paris Wife.
|Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library||05/29/13||Bristol|
|Art Talk - Staff Picks: "Mother Power- A Goddess from Nepal"|
Curators, conservators, or educators present an insider’s guide to the Museum’s collection. Meets in Lenfest Hall
|Philadelphia Museum of Art||05/29/13||Philadelphia|
|CAA - Pottery Class|
|Center in the Park||05/01/13-|
At SCH Academy, Boys Do Robotics! Boys’ ages 4 to 7 years old are invited to SCH Academy for a fun-filled afternoon exploring robotics using WeDo Robotics kits and LEGOS. Boys will design and build a LEGO robot and explore our Lower School Imagineering Lab. Space is limited again, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your son’s place. Enter at the main entrance off of Springfield Avenue, Willow Grove Campus
|Springside Chestnut Hill Academy||05/29/13||Philadelphia|
|New Hope Art League Juried Exhibition|
New Hope Art League 2013 Juried Art Show is a premier, competitive art exhibition. This year show will be at the scenic Rolling Green Farm on Rt. 202 and Aquetong Rd., New Hope. All art is for sale.
There is an opening award reception on Sat., May 18 from 4-7pm with guitarist Michael Notarangelo.
There is a non-perishable food drive for the Bucks County Housing Group's Food Pantry and a silent auction with 5 paintings donated by our artist to raise needed funds for the Food...
|New Hope Art League||05/18/13-|
|Creative Hand exhibition program: Band of Artists presents ''Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder''|
Composed of a forward thinking group of performers and presenters, Band of Artists is putting a new spin on Tourette Syndrome. “Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder” is a performance piece that challenges and inspires audiences to take another look at their definitions of disability. Because Tourette Syndrome is very kinetic in nature, it can be perceived as a dance, if seen through the right lens. Band of Artists provides this lens. This innovative troupe is at the forefront of a...
|James A. Michener Art Museum - Doylestown||05/30/13||Doylestown|
|CAA - Poetry & Discussion|
Poetry & Writing
|Center in the Park||05/02/13-|
|CAA - Flower Making|
Arts & Crafts
|Star Harbor Senior Citizen Center||05/02/13-|
|Eddie Bruce & Friends Thursdays at SugarHouse Casino|
May brings melodic pleasure as Eddie Bruce & Friends light up the water's edge on Thursdays in Philadelphia at SugarHouse Casino. The shows begin at 8 p.m. and run through 11:30 p.m. On May 2nd, performing with the Tom Adams Trio, Eddie unites with Denise Montana, and on May 9th, Erin Dickens is called to the stage, followed by Eddie with Jeannie Brooks on May 16th. Later on May 23rd, it’s Dena Underwood, and May comes to a close with Ella Gahnt on May 30th. Eddie Bruce &...
|Eddie Bruce Music||05/02/13-|
|Behind the Scenes of the Grundy Library Archive|
The Trustees of the Grundy Foundation will honor Harold and Carol Mitchener for their fifteen years of dedicated volunteer service with a reception and exhibit. The exhibit, Behind the Scenes of the Grundy Library Archive, will feature fascinating artifacts from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries which are part of the Library collection. The public is invited to attend. The exhibit continues through Thursday, May 30th during regular library hours. For more information visit us...
|Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library||05/16/13-|
|Samuel Powel: Patriot, Tory, or Neither?|
Samuel Powel has the distinction of being the last mayor of Philadelphia under British rule, and the first after American Independence. Often referred to as Philadelphia’s “Patriot Mayor,” he is depicted as an early ardent supporter of the American cause. Join us as author David Maxey journeys back to the early years of the Revolution to take a closer look at Powel and his allegiance. Was Powel always a patriot or did he only gradually adopt the cause of liberty? To help...
|Historical Society of Pennsylvania||05/30/13||Philadelphia|
|SilverSneakers Muscular Strength & Range of Movement|
This group exercise class, brought to you by Healthways SilverSneakers®, consists of equipment-based, total body conditioning workouts. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Fitness Level – All, Coordination Level –...
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